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Old 10-10-2008, 02:44 PM
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Good subject!! I need to pilfer through the greenhouse and make a list.

Also, if you have species that require a rest...are you going to put them a part from the others so they don't get watered?

Where will you put them?

How long will they rest?

How do you know when they're ready to join the living again?
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:47 PM
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Thanks Deb

I have a rack set up in the corner of the room which gets very bright light. I use it for the chids year-round but when October arrives, it becomes the "winter rest" area so it doesn't get any overspray from the rest of the collection.

I keep a close eye on them starting in mid-January for signs of new growths and/or spikes
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Sue, do you give a winter rest to your Dendrochillum? I have magnum and glumaceum, and I think that if I do not give them water, they just start walking and drink it from the WC and the cats water-dispenser! (had never seen any other plant so thirty as this genus!)

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do you give a winter rest to your Dendrochillum
This will be the first year I have it and it was very hard to find info anywhere on it's care.

Orchidwiz says that they should get less water than in summer so this one gets what I call a "slight rest"...if I see it looking scraggly or unhappy, I will give it a little bit of a heavier misting.

By the way, thanks for your listing
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I have my both Dendrochillum growing in S/H, and I tried giving them a bit of rest last year, but they starting growing new PBs in November, so water non stop fpr them.. Obviously they liked it, because they are both in spike now just after spike, the PBs start growing, so I think I will keep the watering as usual...
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Thanks for the info, Ramon

I'm gonna try to hold back a little bit and see what happens...I don't mind experimenting a little

If I don't like what I see, I'll definitely go back to it's usual regimen.
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Tolumnia hawkesiana
Tolumnia variaegata Hybrid

So... Tolumnias benefit from a total winter rest, then? Good to know. Does that include the hybrids, or just the species? Thanks for this list -- I'm learning some very useful new things.
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almost no watering during winter: maybe a spray from time to time, but they need to dry out very quick.. last winter I lost 2 Tolumnia for watering "to much" (it was my first winter with Tolumnia)
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I don't see most Tolumnias needing (or tolerating) winter rest. But I wait to hear from others.
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almost no watering during winter: maybe a spray from time to time, but they need to dry out very quick.. last winter I lost 2 Tolumnia for watering "to much" (it was my first winter with Tolumnia)
Ramon, how are yours potted? Mine are either bare root in mini pots (like 1-2cm size) or in charcoal chunks.. Either way I dunk 'em and let them get bone dry. I stay with this over the winter and they bloom just fine. So what am I missing?
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